Chip Industry’s Technical Paper Roundup: October 17


New technical papers added to Semiconductor Engineering’s library this week. [table id=155 /] More Reading Technical Paper Library home » read more

An Overview Of Current Projects In The Open Quantum Hardware Ecosystem With Recommendations 


A technical paper titled “Open Hardware in Quantum Technology” was published by researchers at Unitary Fund, Qruise, Technical University of Valencia, M-Labs Limited, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, IQM Quantum Computers, PASQAL, Quantonation, Michigan State University, Università di Camerino, Microsoft Quantum, an... » read more

Research Bits: August 22


Photonic memory Researchers from Zhejiang University, Westlake University, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences developed a 5-bit photonic memory capable of fast volatile modulation and proposed a solution for a nonvolatile photonic network supporting rapid training. This was made possible by integrating the low-loss phase-change material (PCM) antimonite (Sb2S3) into a silicon photonic plat... » read more

Chip Industry’s Technical Paper Roundup: May 23


New technical papers recently added to Semiconductor Engineering’s library: [table id=104 /] If you have research papers you are trying to promote, we will review them to see if they are a good fit for our global audience. At a minimum, papers need to be well researched and documented, relevant to the semiconductor ecosystem, and free of marketing bias. There is no cost involved for us... » read more

EV Charging Hardware Attacks


A technical paper titled "ChargeX: Exploring State Switching Attack on Electric Vehicle Charging Systems" was published by researchers at Michigan State University, Washington University in St. Louis, and Texas A&M University. Abstract: "Electric Vehicle (EV) has become one of the promising solutions to the ever-evolving environmental and energy crisis. The key to the wide adoption of E... » read more

Power Semiconductors: A Deep Dive Into Materials, Manufacturing & Business


Whether you’re the owner of the average smartphone, commuting on trains, or driving around in a Tesla, you use power semiconductor devices every day. In a technology-dependent world, these devices are everywhere, and demand for more types of chips using different materials is growing. In the past, most engineers paid little attention to power semiconductors. They were deemed commodity, off... » read more

IC Materials For Extreme Conditions


The number of materials being researched for chips used in extreme environments, such as landing on the planet Venus, is growing. While GaN has captured much of the attention for power conversion circuits, it's just one of several applications for semiconductors in extreme environments. The high voltage, high temperature, and caustic atmospheres found in many industrial and aerospace environ... » read more

Manufacturing Bits: Dec. 9


Metalens breakthroughs Using a conventional lithography system, Harvard has developed what researchers call an all-glass, centimeter-scale metalens. A metalens is a flat surface, which makes use of nanostructures to focus light. It’s a disruptive technology that could displace traditional glass-based lenses. Applications include virtual reality (VR) devices, biological imaging techniques ... » read more

System Bits: June 18


Another win for aUToronto Photo credit: University of Toronto The University of Toronto’s student-led self-driving car team racked up its second consecutive victory last month at the annual AutoDrive Challenge in Ann Arbor, Mich. The three-year challenge goes out to North American universities, offering a Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle to outfit with autonomous driving technology.... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: May 21


More speculative vulnerabilities Security researchers at the Graz University of Technology, KU Leuven, Cyberus Technology, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute point to two new speculative execution vulnerabilities related to Meltdown and Spectre. The first, which they dubbed ZombieLoad, uses a similar approach to Meltdown. After preparing tasks in parallel, the processor needs to discard th... » read more

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